Lugano, Switzerland to make Bitcoin and Tether ‘de facto’ legal tender

    Aiming to become Europe’s Bitcoin capital, Lugano, Switzerland, has formed a partnership with stablecoin issuer Tether to establish Bitcoin, Tether, and Lugano’s own LVGA Points token as essentially legal tender in the city. Lugano will also ‘roll the red carpet’ for Bitcoin and blockchain businesses and enthusiasts to relocate to the city. The Swiss city…

    Swiss exchange SIX gets regulatory approval for digital asset bourse SDX

    The Swiss financial regulator announced its approval for Swiss exchange SIX to launch a digital asset marketplace and central securities depository built on distributed ledger technology. According to a Friday announcement, the long-awaited approval came from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), greenlighting the advance of the firm’s digital bourse, titled SDX. SIX said…